|Education||Emerson College, '87
B.S. Broadcast Journalism
|Title||Play-by-play, Arizona Diamondbacks|
Steven Berthiaume (born 1965, Kohler, Wisconsin) is the television play-by-play announcer for the Arizona Diamondbacks and a former anchor on ESPN and a former sportscaster for SportsNet New York (SNY). He is married to former SportsCenter anchor Cindy Brunson. He grew up in Medfield, Massachusetts where he ran cross country track and was the announcer for the basketball team.
A graduate of Emerson College, Berthiaume's broadcasting career began at WTIC-TV in Hartford, Connecticut, where he covered University of Connecticut men's and women's basketball and their involvement in the NCAA tournament. He then went on to the now-defunct CNNSI network and eventually to ESPN in February 2000, starting at ESPNEWS and later, anchoring for SportsCenter. In October 2012, Steve Berthiaume was selected as the Arizona Diamondbacks' broadcaster replacing Daron Sutton. Along with Bob Brenly the duo will do the play by play for the 2013 baseball season. Berthiaume also spent time as an anchor at the ABC affiliate in Pensacola, Florida (WEAR), as well as the NBC affiliates in Providence, Rhode Island; Columbia, South Carolina; and Charlottesville, Virginia (WJAR-TV, WIS-TV, and WVIR-TV, respectively).
SNY and back to ESPN
In 2006, Berthiaume left ESPN to become chief sportscaster for the new SNY network started by the New York Mets; however, in late January 2007, SNY let Berthiaume out of his contract to rejoin ESPN's SportsCenter on March 28, 2007, in order to work closer to his wife. He also anchors many (usually weekend) editions of Baseball Tonight.
In 2012, Berthiaume was hired by MLB's Arizona Diamondbacks to serve as a play-by-play broadcaster for FOX Sports Arizona, replacing Daron Sutton, and was quoted as saying, "The opportunity to be at the ballpark every day is a dream come true. I'm thrilled." Berthiaume's previous play-by-play experience comes from ESPN, where he called several professional games as well as the College World Series.
From Baseball Tonight
- "The Baseball Tonight Cavalcade of Stars"
- "Antonio, you magnificent Bastardo, I read your BOOK!"
- "A play at the plate...SAFE!"
- "Remember, kids. That's not filthy, THAT'S NASTY!" (Said before a segment titled "That's Nasty" showcasing the best pitches from the day.)
- "Noonan!" (sometimes said when there's an error; taken from Caddyshack)
- "HEL-LO!" (said when something unexpected happens like a wild pitch, a ball thrown into the stands, a bat breaking in pieces, etc.)
- "DOWN THE LEFT/RIGHT FIELD LINE!" (yelled following a well-hit ball down the line)
- "Former [insert baseball team here] great, [insert baseball player here]" (Meant to be sarcastic; for example, "Former Red Sox great, Éric Gagné")
- "[Name here], your thoughts?" (directed figuratively at a manager after his player is seen failing in the clutch; for example, say a Cleveland Indians pitcher balks, Bert. will say "Manny Acta, your thoughts?")
- "He's gonna take a trip to Souvenir City" (mimicking Eric Young (EY) who says 'souvenir city' every time someone hits a home run)
- "Souvenir City Chamber of Commerce President, Eric Young"
- "He hit that one wicked fah!" (said when someone hits a long home run at Fenway Park)
- "Ah all eh eep oo... (That ball is deep to...)" (in reference to Michael Kay's call on a potential home run)
- "Fundamentally sound..." (For example, "The White Sox are playing fundamentally sound baseball.")
- "Cancel the Yankeeography!" (Making fun of the popular YES Network biography show on New York Yankees legends).
- "The Twitter is blowing up!" (For example, "The Twitter is blowing up with 'Free Jed Lowrie' T-shirts")
- "Why isn't Nomah on the Twittah?!" (in reference to why fellow BBTN analyst Nomar Garciaparra isn't on Twitter more often)
- "I love Ben Revere. I love watching him play." (One of Bertiaume's favorite players)
- "It's time to play America's favorite game, 'Name that Molina'..." /// Baseball Tonight Analyst: 'Yadier!' /// Berthiaume: "Correct! Thanks for playing!" (said when one of baseball's Molina brothers is involved in a play)
- Clap, clap /// clap, clap, clap /// clap, clap, clap, clap /// "TU-LO!" (The chant Steve and the rest of the BBTN crew use when Troy Tulowitzki hits a home run; the official chant is used at Coors Fields in Colorado)
- "Jose Reyes...every body clap your hands"...*clap, clap, clap, clap, clap, clap, clap, clap, clap, clap*
- "Phill thine horn with oil...AND GO!" (said after Ryan Howard hits a home run; taken from 1 Samuel 16:1)
- "Hey, Joey Bats." (said when José Bautista hits a home run; in reference to Bautista's Twitter handle)
- "Hunter Pence, let's go eat." (said when Pence hits a homer; in reference to what was going through his head as he was about to score the game-winning run vs the Pittsburgh Pirates - 'Good game, let's go eat.')
- "It's Country Breakfast, Billy Butler!" (said when Butler hits a home run; in reference to Butler's recent Twitter-originated nickname)
- "His name is still Dan Uggla" (in reference to Miami Marlins TV announcers Rich Waltz & Tommy Hutton who would yell after a Uggla home run, 'And his name...is DAN UGGLA!!' when he played for the Marlins)
- "The Gi-am-bino!" (imitating Yankees radio play-by-play announcer John Sterling and his home run call for Jason Giambi)
- "Robbie Cano...DON'T YA KNOW!" (in reference to Sterling's catch phrase for Yankees second baseman, Robinson Canó)
- "¡Mira! ¡Mira! ¡Mira!" (referencing Melky Cabrera, Giants' outfielder)
- "And it's Cinco-Ocho (Jonathon Papelbon) in for the save..." (a play on Chad Ochocinco's name)
- "Carlos que-eh" (in reference to Chicago White Sox player Carlos Quentin, sometimes said with "Oh, no he didn't [pronounced dih-ent]!")
- "Shaun Mar-cum." "Clint Bar-mes." "Matt Gar-za." "Brett Gar-dner." (says these names very softly and with a Canadian??? accent)
- "The Mmmarriners!" (said whenever there's a Seattle Mariners highlight)
- "The fighting Showalters" (in reference to the Baltimore Orioles, now managed by Buck Showalter, former BBTN analyst)
- "Cue the screaming baseball, we are going...going...GONE!" (said before Baseball Tonight's 'Touch 'Em All' Segment)
- "Coming up, it's the gems with the diving and the catching and the throwing, the whole thing." (said the commercial break before the Web Gems segment)
- "He shoots, he scores! He's KennyB" (made in tribute to his brother Ken)
- "Fa three..." (imitating Marv Albert's call for a three point shot)
- "Yes! And the foul!" (imitating play-by-play announcer Marv Albert)
- "The lost art of the mid-range jump shot."
- "(Player 1) here, (Player 2) there." (Used when a good pass is made in basketball, imitating sports radio WFAN personality Steve Somers' sign-on, "Steve Somers here, and you there") 
- "Full extension, and he sticks the landing."
- "[Insert name of football player] matriculate the ball down the field"
- "Kick save and a beauty, a kick save....and a beauty!" (for hockey highlights, imitating popular play-by-play man Fred Cusick)
- "Looking to go...where eagles dare." (for golf highlights, when a player would eagle a hole)
- "Say hello to my little friend!" (taken from Scarface)
- "Waaah! That's a lousy bum!"
- "You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means." (taken from The Princess Bride)
- "I'm just trying to help you!" said while giving criticism and ridicule to a player (mocking tone)
- "...on spectacular ESPNHD..."
- "...here's our fancy animation."